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Biography: longer version (c.320 words)

Alistair Warwick has a passion for enabling people of all abilities to make music. As a teenager, he led several ensembles, and Bexley Music School rewarded him with a scholarship to study conducting with Bryan Fairfax to learn how to do it properly!

Later studies included work with Sebastian Forbes, Alasdair Mitchell, Owen Rees and Nicholas Conran (including Feldenkrais), and participation in choral-direction masterclasses with Mike Brewer, Stephen Cleobury and David Hill.

Theology and liturgy studies led to five years' pastoral work in South London and three years as Organist at Worth Abbey (as featured in the BBC TV series 'The Monastery').

Whilst at Worth, Bishop (now Cardinal) Cormac Murphy-O'Connor appointed him as Director of Music and Master of the Choristers at Arundel Cathedral, where he started the flourishing junior choir. During these ten years, he also worked closely with parishes in the Diocese, helping them to be more confident and effective in their music-making.

Alistair has worked more than 15 years with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) in various fields of church music, including music engraving, publishing and educational development (including co-author of Voice for Life and Programme Director for Sacred Music Studies). Having returned to Scotland in 2002, he is the RSCM's Coordinator for Scotland.

He has been Conductor of Stirling University Choir since 2009, and guest conductor with Rosenethe Singers several times. In 2008 he founded the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra and conducted their first three concerts.

In April 2012 he was appointed Director of Music at Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling. Using creativity and imagination to break out of sterotypes and drawing on sources "both old and new" to enable "worship that renews and inspires" (Mission Action Plan, 1).

He has BMus and MMus degrees from Surrey University, specialising in conducting and 16th-century Scottish music, especially the music in the Dowglas-Fisher Partbooks.

As well as enabling music through teaching and performance, he has engraved thousands of pages of music for projects including service books for the Visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and England in 2010, Common Worship and Hymns for Prayer & Praise. His latest project is volume 58 of the highly renowned Early English Church Music series: Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary as observed daily in the Lady Chapel and weekly in the Choir according to the Use of Salisbury.

In October 2015 he was awarded an ARSCM (Associate of the Royal School of Church Music), in recognition of achievements of national significance in music and liturgy.

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Biography: shorter version (c.255 words)

Alistair Warwick has a passion for enabling people of all abilities to make music. As a teenager, he led a number of music ensembles, and was rewarded by a scholarship to learn how to do it properly! Later studies included work with Sebastian Forbes, Alasdair Mitchell and Owen Rees, and participation in choral-direction masterclasses with Mike Brewer, Stephen Cleobury and David Hill.

Theology and liturgy studies led to five years' pastoral work in South London, three years as Organist at Worth Abbey. Whilst at Worth, he was appointed as Director of Music at Arundel Cathedral, where he started the flourishing junior choir. During these ten years, he also worked closely with parishes in the diocese, helping them to be more confident and effective in their music-making. He is now Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling.

Alistair has worked more than 15 years with the RSCM, including publishing and educational development (Voice for Life and Sacred Music Studies). He is currently Co-ordinator for Scotland, having returned here in 2002.

He has been Conductor of Stirling University Choir since 2009.

He has BMus and MMus degrees from Surrey University, specialising in conducting and 16th-century Scottish music, especially the music in the Dowglas-Fisher Partbooks.

As well as enabling music through teaching and performance, he has engraved thousands of pages of music for projects including the Papal Visit to Scotland and England in 2010, Common Worship, and Hymns for Prayer and Praise.

In October 2015 he was awarded an ARSCM (Associate of the Royal School of Church Music), in recognition of achievements of national significance in music and liturgy.

alistairwarwick.com / theartofmusic.com


Contact

You can contact Alistair Warwick at:
Ardarroch, Glen Road, Dunblane, FK15 0GY, Scotland
+44 (0)1786 823000 | +44 (0)7792 566349
hello(at)alistairwarwick.com